About a half-hour ago, New York City records show the recording of the deed for Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein's purchase of a unit in the 15 Central Park West complex in Manhattan, and the deed shows that the financial executive paid $26,000,000 for his unit.

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In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report on the recording of Blankfein's deed. As we had reported on April 8, Blankfein had been believed to be paying $27,000,000 for his unit, which is known as PH16-17A.

The deed shows that Blankfein went to contract on May 31, 2006, and that the deal closed on January 10. It also identifies a "full sale price" (which includes personal property) of $26,474,500.